|Carrot vs. stick: How should Minnesota get to cleaner water? Kirsti Maroon · Brooten, Minn. · Apr 16, 2018
CPNRD land purchase to yield Platte River credits from retiring irrigation By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Mar 30, 2018
O’ROURKE FAMILY SELECTED AS 2018 NEBRASKA LEOPOLD CONSERVATION AWARD RECIPIENT BY NAFB | April 20, 2018
Aftershock program to help with nitrate testing By MIKE BUHLER
-OWH- Editorial: Sound groundwater management must remain a priority for Nebraska Editorial staff Apr 1, 2018
-Kearney Hub– CPNRD land purchase to yield Platte River credits from retiring irrigation By LORI POTTER
-Kearney Hub- First steps taken for CNPPID irrigation season By LORI POTTER Apr 3, 2018
-Hastings Tribune- Sharing Nebraska’s story Andy Raun Apr 4, 2018
-Hastings Tribune- LBNRD board close to finalizing proposed rules revisions Andy Raun
-Wahoo-Ashland- Waverly- Potter accepted into leader academy
-Omaha World-Herald- Platte, Elkhorn River access sites now open for the season By Jay Withrow / World-Herald staff writer Apr 2, 2018
-Agri-Pulse: Opinion: To Move Our Planet Forward, Food and Agriculture Must Think about Sustainability Differently By Chris Policinski 04/05/18 (Opinion)
Bringing together big-picture, company-level sustainability commitments and the acre-by-acre conservation efforts of farmers makes both more effective. It engages farmers in advancing conservation solutions across millions of acres of farmland in a more coordinated way. It allows us to collect and then translate data that not only helps farmers continuously improve their stewardship, but also helps consumers access clear information about how their food was produced.
-The Wall Street Journal: In the Battle for the American West, the Cowboys Are Losing By Jim Carlton 03/30/18
Ranchers who rely on public land to raise their cattle say they have shrinking access to wide open spaces, grass and water because of an array of regulations. Over the last four decades, the number of cows grazing on public lands has dropped by nearly half.
-U.S. News and World Report: Minnesota Watershed Uses Woodchips, Wetlands to Treat Water 04/01/18
Watershed experts are using wetlands and woodchips to try and reduce nitrate runoff in Vermillion River and other Minnesota waters.
-The Orange County Register: California fights wildfires aggressively — but prevention takes a back seat By Julie Cart 04/04/18
Last year’s wildfires, the worst in modern California history, have put a microscope on the forests that cover a third of the state–in particular, on managing these wooded lands in ways that would reduce the frequency and intensity of such blazes.
Scientific American: Bats Are Migrating Earlier, and It Could Wreak Havoc on Farming By Inga Vesper 04/02/18
This trend creates a risky situation in which bats may not find enough food for themselves and their young, as the insects they prey on may not yet have arrived or hatched. If bat colonies shrink as a result of this schedule snafu, their pest control effect could fall out of sync with crop-growing seasons—potentially causing hefty losses.
CNN: Leaked memo: Pruitt taking control of Clean Water Act determinations By Rene Marsh 04/04/18
Key provisions in the Clean Water Act are now under the control of one person at the US Environmental Protection Agency — Administrator Scott Pruitt. In the new directive, Pruitt states he will make final critical decisions about preservation of streams, ponds and wetlands.
The Daily Yonder: Federal Bill Attempts to Block State, Local Regulation of Ag By Bryce Oates 04/04/18
A bill introduced by an Iowa member of Congress would strip states and local governments of their ability to regulate industrial agriculture in their communities. It would prohibit state and local governments from adding any restrictions on agriculture and food production if the product is offered for sale in another state.
High Plains Journal: Adapting methods and equipment can make life easier on cattle and handlers By Jennifer M. Latzke 04/02/18
Experts agree that grazing cattle can be part of a healthy soil system. But for many farmers, the idea of the extra labor involved with livestock can be daunting.
Colorado Public Radio: When Snowpack Is The Concern, Science Keeps A Wary Eye Out For Dust By Grace Hood 04/03/18
Dust pulls more solar energy into the snowpack, which is essentially a reservoir of water for managers across the West. In dusty years, snow melts earlier. The rate of runoff can increase substantially compared to low dust-on-snow years.
Des Moines Register: A smarter farm bill can protect natural resources as well as farmers’ livelihoods By Seth Watkins 04/05/18
(Opinion) Modern agriculture produces remarkable yields but has become highly reliant on scarce resources and is often not profitable without subsidies. These systems also show increasing warning signs of failure: decimated soil health, water pollution, habitat loss, rural poverty, and chronic disease are all in some way connected to a fundamentally flawed farm bill.
Agri-Pulse: California fights costly battle against invasive species By Tyler Ash 04/04/18
Every year, California acquires on average nine new invasive species, including exotic insects, spiders, mollusks and even South American mammals. Three of those invaders usually try and settle down, start a large family and stake a claim on some of the Golden State’s endless buffet of agricultural crops, becoming the bane of farmers and researchers.
KEARNEY HUB Hub Territory farmers earn top results in corn yield contest
US NEWS Platte River Diversion Plan Reaches Lincoln
NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH Prairie chicken ritual is a must see By Julie Geiser Outdoor columnist / NGPC Mar 15, 2018
SEATTLE TIMES Regulators: Loss of Nebraska tax could create new water woes March 18, 2018 By GRANT SCHULTE The Associated Press
PANHANDLE EXPRESSIONS Women in Ag conference set for April 13 at Sidney, Nebraska Karen DeBoer UNL Extension March 23, 2018
STAR HERALD Local NRD manager travels to 8th World Water Forum By SPIKE JORDAN Mar 18, 2018
Nebraska perspectives, Mar 21, 2018
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska continues to see modest groundwater decline Mar 17, 2018
WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY NEWS Pike survey finds plentiful population By Sam Farmer Mar 22, 2018
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Judge: Corps Responsible for Flooding, Damage in 4 States MARCH 14, 2018, 7:15 P.M. E.D.T.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska continues to see modest groundwater decline Mar 15, 2018
THE GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival canceled this year due to scheduling conflict Mar 13, 2018
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD Editorial: Water diversion from the Platte proposal would need public hearings
WAHOO-ASHLAND NRD gives go ahead for building planning By: Lisa Brichacek
Norfolk Daily News Peak crane viewing season approaching along Platte RiverBy JERRY GUENTHER Mar 15, 2018
NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH North Platte business owner to run against Sen. Groene By ALY RINEHART email@example.com Mar 14, 2018
KEARNEY HUB Tri-Basin plans open house for Charles Brooks’ retirement on Friday Mar 15, 2018
KEARNEY HUB Sen. Dan Hughes, NPPD step in it Letter to the Editor Mar 14, 2018
KNOP NEWS 2 Pederson announces run for Legislative District 42
World-Herald Bureau Write-in candidate Judy Pederson to run against North Platte State Sen. Mike GroeneBy Paul Hammel Mar 13, 2018
LINCOLN JOURNAL-STAR Local View: LB1084 best for ag, school TY WALKER Mar 15, 2018
MCCOOK GAZETTE Bill to continue additional NRD levy falls short Thursday, March 8, 2018 Lorri Sughroue | Associate Editor
STAR HERALD NRD to break ground Friday for solar greenhouse STEVE FREDERICK
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD Platte River diversion to Republican River would be Nebraska’s first By David Hendee Mar 7, 2018
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD Committee advances compromise to shield Nebraska public power cost data By Joe Duggan / World-Herald Bureau Mar 8, 2018
YORK NEWS TIMES York County resident named Master Conservationist of the Year by Pheasants Forever Mar 6, 2018
KEARNEY HUB Platte Basin, Lake McConaughy water supply good for year By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Mar 6, 2018
KEARNEY HUB Tree seedlings available from Nebraska natural resources districts
STAR HERALD LB 98, bill that would extend NRD levy authority dies on floor of unicameral By SPIKE JORDAN
KEARNEY HUB Platte Basin, Lake McConaughy water supply good for year By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer
COLUMBUS TELEGRAM Shell Creek landowners have funding opportunity Natural Resources Conservation Service
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR Lincoln to host 2020 environmental Olympics for high school students PETER SALTER Lincoln Journal Star 3 hrs ago (0)
GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT IANR plays critical role in conserving, managing Nebraska water resources By Robert Pore Feb 27, 2018
STAR HERALD STINNER: Debate to begin soon during legislative session By SEN. JOHN STINNER
OMAHA WORLD HERALD Editorial: Public utilities should make records public
NORFOLK DAILY NEWS Filing deadline creates flurry of contested races By KENT WARNEKE
NEBRASKA TV Natural Resources Commission talks funding for projects by Sydney Edwards Wednesday, February 21, 2018
KEARNEY HUB Platte project aims to protect environment, economy By John Thorburn Soils and Streams Feb 24, 2018
NORFOLK DAILY NEWS Roads at forefront at Northeast Nebraska Day By MIKE BUHLER
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD Colorado will pay Nebraska $4 million in Republican River settlement By David Hendee Feb 23, 2018
The Independent Northwest flood control construction will be completed this year By Robert Pore
Nebraska.TV CPNRD works with farmers to protect water quality and quantity by Steve White Thursday, February 8th 2018
Star Herald NRD director John Berge to speak at Brazil’s World Water Forum JERRY PURVIS Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Feb 15, 2018 Updated 3 hrs ago
Kearney Hub Gosper County FSA’s possible closing has Tri-Basin concerned By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Feb 14, 2018
Julesburg Advocate Sidney High School Takes Top Honors at Western Region Envirothon Contest POSTED: 02/16/2018
North Platte Telegraph Risk Management members to get refund Telegraph staff report Feb 15, 2018
Citizen Tribune Bostelman: Testimony on broadband, speed limit Feb 14, 2018
Grant Tribune COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARINGS ON NCORPE BILLS Hughes’ Views
North Platte Telegraph Groene: Bill on NCORPE rights ‘closes Pandora’s box’ By JOB VIGIL email@example.com Feb 6, 2018
McCook Gazette State Sen. Dan Hughes Dist. 44 news N-CORPE in the spotlight again Thursday, February 15, 2018
North Platte Telegraph A quick look at legislative bills of regional interest By MIKE GROENE Feb 15, 2018
KNOP News 2 Legislative action important to Lincoln County, Part By Benjamin A. Schoenkin | Thu 11:46 PM, Feb 08, 2018
Kearney Hub 2018 NAYI applications due April 15 for students Published Feb 10, 2018
Omaha World Herald Papio-Missouri NRD adopts new groundwater plan limiting nonorganic fertilizer By Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writer Feb 12, 2018
North Platte Telegraph NPPS graduate to be a guiding light of new agricultural program By JOB VIGIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Enterprise Publications PMRNRD board approves updated groundwater management plan By Teresa Hoffman Feb 13, 2018
Omaha World Herald Editorial: Papio NRD works with ag, offers sound plan to address nitrate concern for water quality (OWH, 2-13-18) World-Herald editorial
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